Nov 29, 2012 10:00pm PST
businesses set up sandbags. many had been flooded before. the city is no stranger to massive floods. the worst was back in 1982 causing $28 million in damage. since then they've invested nearly $40 million into the river control project. this man has been in the coast guard for ten years and he says even though the city has a bad past with storms thshgs time they are ready. >> the city has tons of things in place so i think they're well prepared.. >> now, santa rosa city schools sent out after a warning to parents saying they may have to cancel school. they should know by tomorrow morning. also the fire department has set up extra sandbags at the north end of the street. >> and cbs5 mark in nevada, another area getting hit hard tonight. . >> well, allen, the rain wasn't much of a factor until about 8:30 this evening. we're going push into this light post here. you might be able to see the sheets coming in. the other thicks we've noticed here is the winds. it seems like we've had substantial wind gusts over the past 45 minutes or so. a feeling that they could be 15, possibly 20 miles an h
Dec 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
surfaced in public for the first time in weeks. he is in a hotel in guatemala city after sneaking out of beliz where he is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor. in his last blog post, he says he has hired guatemala's former attorney general to petition the country's government to allow him to stay. >>> crews spent the day shoring up a huge stretch of highway along highway 1 after the weekend's rain. caltrans hopes this won't be a mr. be in the new future -- problem in the near future. >> devil's slide is the most beautiful drive i've ever been over, and i'm kind of sad the tunnel is opening and is going to take away that scenery. >> if you're a driver, you don't pay attention to the view! >> cars are expected to start heading through the tunnel in february or march. >>> what is happening across the bay area right now? >> the weather is getting wetter toward tomorrow. no big storms, but rainfall is moving in. showers right now primarily north of the golden gate where they have been. pet lum asanta rose -- petaluma, santa rosa. through the night and for tomorrow, rain moving
Dec 1, 2012 10:00pm PST
expected to flood tomorrow around noon. folks aren't taking any chances. city trucks have delivered 50 tons of sand to this lot at first street and freeway drive. folks were filling bags as quickly as the sand came in. nearly 2000 bags were loaded up. >> situation is that i live on a creek. we had a big rain thursday night and the water came up to almost the top of the remaintaining wall. so we decided sandbags were a good idea. >> reporter: are you afraid the water might come over the wall? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the possibilities of flooding. gary martin is the information officer. >> at this moment if the projections of the rainfall totals are accurate we're looking at street flooding, intersections being flooded. nothing terribly serious. i say that with a caveat. >> reporter: meaning don't let up yet. folks are busy trying to make sure they stay dry. tomorrow morning city and county officials will get together and look at those calculations and try to determine what the flood risk is for tomorrow. reporting live in napa, don knapp, cbs 5. >> another river being watch asked
Dec 3, 2012 10:00pm PST
we just have to have it here. and you know everything that you worry about it. >> reporter: city officials believe that debris blocked that drainage underneath mountain view drive. and water overran the road and simply washed it away. water, gas, sewer lines are running underneath the pavement all damaged. lafayette city manager says that repairs will not be easy. it will not be cheap, and it will not be fast. the bottom line is that it will be along the ground here for a long time and mountain view drive will be closed. even with heavy equipment operating in the area, some drivers are only now discovering at the last minute that the road is closed. >> i think it's kind of crazy. this is an unbelievable stunt that you have had. i don't know what to make of it. it's a great detour for me. >> reporter: now if there is any good news in this, it's that all the homes on the streets, in fact they do have access by using the various detours around the sink hole. there is no estimate as to when that happens. and they were told that it could be closed throughout the entire winter season.
Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
for the city. >> reporter: but a rainbow in san jose, signalling round 1 was done. marin county typically gets hit the hardest during a major storm. people who live here right now are bracing for round 2 tomorrow night. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> in tahoe, they got a mix of rain and snow today. ski resorts at lake level is above could get several feet of snow when all is said and done. log onto cbssf.com/weather. >>> it happened in the blink of an eye. two robbers stormed a bay area jewelry store flashing their guns and swinging their hammers. >> reporter: this surveillance video captured the longest 75 seconds of these employees' lives. >> did you think you were going to die? >> it crosses your mind. i was just waiting for him to shoot me. >> reporter: they didn't want to show their faces on camera but described two men bursting into the store yesterday afternoon. the first robber went right for the safe. the other man went straight for the jewelry case, smashed out the glass with a hammer and scooped out more than 150 rings into a trash can he brought with him. you can see a c
Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
. the city cut a last-minute deal with civil rights authorities to avoid a full-scale takeover of the department. a person would be appointed by a judge and paid by the city. both sides can claim a partial victory. >> reporter: the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. if they aren't made, they can go to the court and ask for changes in the police chief and the command staff. the city gets to hold onto its popular police chief and another shot at making things good with the plaintiffs. what they avoid is a complete federal takeover, an embarrassment for the city and could also lead to a judge telling them they don't have enough cops and order them to hire more. >>> crime was the subject of a neighborhood meeting in oakland a few hours ago. the mayor was there, so was the police chief. neighbors tell reporter linda yi that it seemed to be all talk. >> reporter: the mayor and police brass admitted upfront, violent crime is on the rise. specifically robberies. self hundred people came to this meeting with questi
Nov 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
elizabeth cook in the bay area city that will likely be the hardest hit. >> reporter: this area, i should say, once all the moisture roles off the pacific and hits the north bay hills they literally act like a wash cloth. for the next few days that wash cloth will be ringing out. this isn't the time to sit back and watch the clouds go by. patricia of san ansalo is loading up on sandbags to keep the water out of her home. >> we live in a low spot at the bottom of a hill. a lot of water comes down. this is to go around the garage and some of the doors and also in the basement. >> david manages an apartment complex in larksbur. >> we made sure all the leave were swept up. and also taking all the furniture down on the decks. >> but it's business as usual at the christmas tree lot at the bonaire shopping center. >> we've had wind storms and rainstorms. and they're lots of fun. people come out rain or shine. >> jaime has been working at the lot every year for the past 33 years. he says he doesn't need to do much to prepare for the storm. in fact, he says bring it on. >> a rainstorm is aw
Dec 2, 2012 8:30am PST
cities-- the l.a.'s, the detroit's, the chicago's, where they have a lot of heavy vehicle traffic-- it's actually causing stunted lung growth. probably the first generation that may die at an earlier age than the current generation. but children from two to 102, again, eight million children under 17 years old with asthma in the u.s. >> so you just... they'll take... 'cause it's a gel-cap. >> it's a soft, little, teeny, soft gel-cap, little, teeny, gel-cap... >> so easy. >> and if someone doesn't want to actually swallow it, you can actually put a little pin in it and squeeze it on their food, if they're two or three years old, but it's also very good for pregnant women. how many times have you heard, you can't have a pregnant woman take anything? a diet rich in omega 3s will help the brain development of the child, actually even from the time the woman is pregnant. from the time a woman conceives, the first 24 months the child's brain triples in size. doctors across the country are embracing omega 3s. it's coming down from the tops of the a.m.a. omega 3s are so important and dr.